Thursday, 21 April 2011

TLC

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Our lime (linde) trees need TLC. The leaves are already infested with plant lice. The Tilia is an ornamental tree and its massive foliage provides us with lots of shade in the summer. Plant lice (aphids) are destructive insect pests damaging the leaves on our lime trees.

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The aphids attack the tree by sucking the sap out of the leaves. The symptoms are very visible on the leaves in the form of multiple puckered marks. Hopefully hubby got the buggers on time.

By the way, the hydrangeas are showing amazing growth in only 5 days. Can’t wait to see how it looks in a months time. Will take a picture frequently to show how they are developing.  

2 comments:

julieQ said...

I just love that lovely verdant green..so pretty! Unfortunately, we have aphids too at times!!

Elisa Black said...

We have Linden trees in this area, too, but none on our property. Hope you "nipped 'em in the bud"! Your spring seems to be ahead of ours. I cleared one area of my garden bed yesterday, but today it is raining (good for the plants!) Maybe I'll do a post about our signs of spring so far-- its been very slow in coming-- lots of rain and unseasonably cool temps. I'm itching to get out there and plant. Enjoy the spring!